NEDC engages stakeholders on master plan

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) said it has engaged various stakeholders in Taraba State in its attempt to develop the North East Stabilization and Development Master Plan (NESDMP).

The director general/CEO of the commission, Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, in his address yesterday, said the consultation was in line with the provision of the law establishing the commission.

He explained that consultation was also very important, ensuring that the master plan was holistic and could stand the test of time.

The NEDC Act 2017 provides that the commission shall “develop a master plan based on the assessment of the needs of the area which shall be known as the North East Stabilization and Development Master Plan”.

Alhaji Alkali said the master plan will contain programs and schemes that promote and facilitate the physical and socio-economic development of the North East sub-region.

“The NEDC Establishment Act also designates the Commission as the focal point to coordinate and harmonize all other intervention programs and initiatives that Member States, the Federal Government and all stakeholders will execute for the stabilization and development of the region. “, did he declare.

In his address, Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku who was represented on the occasion by the States Service Chief, Ms. Suzy Nathan, said the region was in grave distress and if urgent measures are not put in place quickly, the future would be hopeless.

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